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Captree State Park, Babylon

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Captree State Park is a 340-acre (1.4 km2) state park located in the towns of Babylon and Islip in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The park is located south of Captree Island on the easternmost end of Jones Beach Island, and overlooks the Fire Island Inlet and the westernmost section of Fire Island.
Captree State Park can be accessed via the Robert Moses Causeway and the Ocean Parkway. The park primarily provides boating and fishing access to the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island's Great South Bay, and numerous charter boats are available for fishing excursions.
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  • We came to Captree for a fishing trip. The boat basin looks the same as it did years ago. Docks were very well maintained. Only con was the $8 parking fee. It should be validated if you take a trip... 
    We came to Captree for a fishing trip. The boat basin looks the same as it did years ago. Docks were very well maintained. Only con was the $8 parking fee. It should be validated if you take a trip...  more »
  • I walked around early in the morning. Nice scenery in the Great South Bay. I've always loved the party boats for fishing. Definitely a blast from the past. 
    I walked around early in the morning. Nice scenery in the Great South Bay. I've always loved the party boats for fishing. Definitely a blast from the past.  more »
  • in captree state park there is a fishing pier , you can fish there or just walk the long pier and enjoy the view and the sea breeze thats coming from the ocean , there is long bench's there as... 
    in captree state park there is a fishing pier , you can fish there or just walk the long pier and enjoy the view and the sea breeze thats coming from the ocean , there is long bench's there as...  more »
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  • It's absolutely gorgeous, especially in the sunset. I saw a lot of people fishing so I guess that is a thing in the area. Also there was a restaurant with a live gig, big parking lot and a playground for kids. Came late September so overall experience is probably different than in the summer - but was intrigued enough to make it part of my summer list next year.
  • Party Boat central - if you have to fish on a party boat or Head boat go on the FishFinder it is the best boat for fishing in the fleet. I have tried most of them and this is the only one I fish on. The fishing dock is long and a great place to relax for the day if you like soaking a crab pot.
  • Beautiful area. Had a great time fishing for fluke on the Captree Island Spirit. Staff is friendly and helpful. I will definitely go back
  • If you’re an outdoors family person, this is a great state park to visit if you want to alternate between Jones Beach and Robert Moses, which aren’t that far. The parking fee is $8, but if you have a state pass, you know it’s free! There is kayaking, fishing, boating, restaurants, and the beach. I went to mainly fish by the pier, which had benches for people to sit and relax instead of just stand. I brought my own chairs just in case. There is absolutely no shade so I do recommend bringing a beach umbrella and rope to tie against something, or an upstanding umbrella. There is a no swimming sign all around the park, but I saw kids swimming. If children do not like fishing, there’s a sand park behind the fishing pier. Be warned, there’s poison ivy by the grassy area. You’ll see the signs. Next to the park, is where the fishing boat dock is. I didn’t take the boat out so I’m unsure of the pricing. The restroom is your average state park bathroom, the restaurant is around the area as well as the bait shop for fishermen. The other side of the pier has picnic tables and BBQ. Overall, it’s a nice park and a little remote compared to Jones Beach and Robert Moses. Not as much sand to play with at this park compared to the other two, but it’ll keep the little ones entertained for sure.
  • Great fishing from shore, pier or out on a charter boat. Nice restaurant with live music. Small bait and tackle shop. Beautiful state park. Bring the whole family.

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